The presence of Covid–19 pandemic and the derived restrictions in different countries raised some questions about the way Eurovision 2021 will be fulfilled.
In order to ensure the existence of Eurovision 2021, each country was obligated to send a live-on-tape version of their song. This will be used as a backup in case specific delegations won’t be able to travel to Rotterdam in May 2021.
Earlier today, Sietse Bakker (Eurovision 2021 Executive Producer) spoke to one of the dutch media channels. Sietse confirmed that countries outside the European Union may have more difficulties to arrive to Rotterdam in May 2021.
Basically, the Netherlands closed its entrance gates for people outer European Union.
However, a few exceptions can be given for the sake of music, sport, culture and more.
In particular, the Dutch government allowed exceptions for Eurovision participants.
However, each coin has 2 sides, and the problem begins when we want to examine Australia issues.
In the aim if defating the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, several restrictions were announced in the country. Since last March, Australia has closed its international borders.
Therefore, it is still unclear if Montaigne will travel to Rotterdam in the coming weeks (not only for performing, but for rehearsals as well)
The Australian government is open to some exceptions. If travelling is for the country’s interest, then it could be confirmed. However, the entire delegation must stay in quarentine for 14 days outside of Australia before returning home. Let’s not forget the participation fees in Eurovision are quite high to begin with.
Will the Australian delegation be physically present in Rotterdam?
Will Montaigne show her techni-color in a live show or only remotely?
Soon, the answers will be found.
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